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April 20th, 2009

Podcast 39: A conversation with Kimford Meador about a new paper assessing the later cognitive effects of fetal exposure to antiepileptic drugs.

Neurologists have talked about these effects for a while, but now they’ve got evidence showing that valproate lowers IQ at age 3 by almost 10 points. Since only half the antiepileptics are used in epilepsy, the results will affect everyone caring for women of reproductive age. Kimford Meador of Emory University is here to talk […]


November 21st, 2008

Podcast 21: An interview with Dr. Steven T. DeKosky about his JAMA paper showing that ginkgo extract does not prevent dementia

It’s the usual offering: the week’s news summarized, an interview, and a quick exit. This week we talk with Steven DeKosky about his JAMA paper on the (lack of) usefulness of ginkgo extract in preventing dementia. The links will point you to a good resource on these alternative therapies and what’s known about them. Don’t […]


July 11th, 2008

Podcast 7: Interview with Dr. Nelson Adams, President, National Medical Association

Nelson Adams, president of the National Medical Association, joins us to discuss the American Medical Association’s apology to black physicians for its past efforts to exclude them from membership. Journal Watch links AMA Apologizes for Past Discrimination Against African-Americans FDA Calls for Boxed Warning on Fluoroquinolones Treating Hypertension Only Marginally Reduces Dementia Risk in the Very […]


June 13th, 2008

Podcast 3: Interview with Dr. Steven Woloshin of Dartmouth Medical School

An interview with Steven Woloshin explores his work in showing patients the magnitude of the risks they face from, for example, smoking. Avian flu vaccine http://infectious-diseases.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/611/1 Dementia and melatonin, according to a JAMA study http://psychiatry.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/610/1 ADHD http://pediatrics.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/610/1 Revised guidelines for treating cardiac arrhythmias http://cardiology.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/611/1 Patients in ICUs http://hospital-medicine.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/609/1 Interview http://firstwatch.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2008/611/1 Motorcycle helmet law http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-06/uops-hii061008.php


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